Elections 2019-12-23 Uzbeks vote in 'historic' polls under pro-reform president Liberalisation is continuing under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, analysts say. 2019-10-22 Facebook blocks fresh Russian attempts to meddle in 2020 US elections Russian 'troll factories' meanwhile continue their operations in Central Asia as Moscow moves to realise its strategic ambitions in the region. 2019-09-20 Central Asians back Moscow voters saying 'no' to ruling Kremlin party The humiliating loss to Vladimir Putin's party in Moscow reflects a wider rejection of the Russian regime in Central Asia and beyond. 2019-06-10 Kazakhstan elects Tokayev as new president Opponents of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev were quick to congratulate him on the victory, but the election was marred by claims of voting irregularities and arrests. 2019-05-16 Preparations for Kazakh presidential election monitoring begin Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission has so far accredited 67 international observers. 2018-11-06 Kazakh, international analysts discuss role of new technology in electoral processes Technology can play an important role in increasing transparency, accountability and public confidence in elections, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said. 2018-03-20 Kremlin coercion in Central Asia to continue following Putin election charade Putin's election will result in the Kremlin's same old policies for Central Asia: using it as a backyard for military adventurism and treating the region's citizens as second class. 2017-10-16 Kyrgyz presidential election 'organised' and 'fair', observers say Former PM Sooronbai Jeenbekov won a clear majority of the votes, promising to speed up reforms. 2017-09-19 Kyrgyzstan eyes extremist threat as elections near Elections are coming October 15 and Kyrgyzstan wants no terrorist incident to mar them. 2016-11-16 Uzbekistan strengthens security measures Uzbekistan is stepping up security measures on the eve of the December 4 presidential election.